Special Exits

Eleven years in the making, Joyce Farmer's graphic-novel memoir of her elderly parents exhibits meticulous realism and pathos; it earns a place on the shelf next to such unforgettable examples of the form as Alison Bechdel's Fun Home and David B.'s Epileptic.

July 28: Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin eloped on this day in 1814.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.